Police in a joint operation with army today claimed to have arrested ‘fidayeen’ belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit from Baramulla’s Kanispora in north Kashmir.
Speaking to Kashmir Life DIG north Kashmir Gareeb Das said that the arrested ‘fidayeen’ belonged to Sialkot in Pakistan and had sneaked last November onto this side.
Giving details he said that the name of the arrested ‘fidayeen’ is Mohammad Sadiq of Sialkote of Pakistan. “He was part of four Fidayeen group who carried out attack on the Army camp in Tanghdar on November 25 last year,” Das said. “He has told his interrogators that he set afire the Oil depot inside the Army camp at Tanghdar and destroyed several vehicles before being asked by his colleagues to leave.”
His three associates Hussain, Malik and Rizwan were killed inside
Army camp at Tanghdar on November 25, Das said.
Das said that the group of four JeM militants were launched from Athmuqam in Pakistan administrated Kashmir and tasked to carry out Fidayeen attack on any camp near the LoC.
“The group with the help of GPS devices started on foot on November 24 at around 10 pm from near the LoC on PoK side and continued their journey till they reached the Tanghdar Army camp in around 6-7 hours,” DIG Das said.
“After they carried out the attack, Sadiq was the only teenager in the group who was asked by his colleagues to leave. He fled to nearby forests and was there hiding for three days. He was asked by his handlers that he should go to Kupwara and they will help him. After three days, he changed his clothes and boarded a Sumo along with his weapon from Tanghdar. He reached Kupwara where he befriended some people who helped him to travel to Baramulla.”
Coming from a well off farmer family in Sialkot, Sadiq has five brothers and two sisters, Das said.
“He is the middle one and was lured by his school friend who is also a JeM militant into militancy. He received three month’s training in JeM camp where he was motivated for Jihad besides arms training.”